Can new innovative environments help develop the forest industry?

The project Innovation in the Forest Industry continues to explore the theme of innovation and is arranging a seminar centred around innovative environments. Innovative environments are necessary to stimulate innovation in existing and new value chains. They are also essential for the creation of world-leading companies.

IVA Konferenscenter, Grev Turegatan 16, Stockholm
Wednesday, 26 April, 2017 09:00 - 12:00 CET

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Innovative environments exist in various forms in today’s forest industry, but their structure does not always promote the right dynamics between the market and industry. By taking a broader perspective on innovative environments, big corporations can achieve more of the agility of the small entrepreneur.

At this seminar the project Innovation in the Forest Industry wants to offer a toolbox to use for optimum management of innovative environments and to show how companies can get the most out of them. There is no template for what an innovative environment should look like; it is important to adapt them according to needs, contexts and goals. We want to provide a national and international insight into the benefits of innovative environments, offer examples of innovative environments in the forest industry today and present possible scenarios for tomorrow. 


Olof Persson, Chairman of the Steering Committee for the Innovation in the Forest Industry project.

Pernilla Ström, moderator

Perspective on innovative environments, nationally and internationally

Helmut Schoenenberger, CEO UnternehmerTUM Center for Innovation and Business Creation

Shirley Jamieson, Head of marketing, University of Cambridge Enterprise

Jon Haag, Director Consumer Insights, BillerudKorsnäs 

Helene Oscarsson, CEO, Vreta Kluster

Maria Hollander, CEO, Paper Province

Professor Johan Hyllner, Chief Scientific Officer, Cell Therapy Catapult

Leadership for innovation in the forest industry

Gunilla Saltin, CEO, Södra Cell

Tomas Nord, Senior Lecturer, IEI Department of Management and Engineering, Linköping University


The seminar will be held in English. Breakfast will be served from 8.30 am.

Contact information

Hampus Lindh
Project Manager
Phone +46 8-791 29 31

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